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    Assuming that everything is functional and not...

    Assuming that everything is functional and not binding (cable lubed (nod to Tattooo), not pinched or binding, ball and ramp not binding...) the BDL Competitor clutches are real mofos to pull....
  2. I suspect there's a lot of truth to this. I'm...

    I suspect there's a lot of truth to this.

    I'm sure there are some dealerships who are crying because of the few that have embraced e-commerce and the information age, and are willing to sell...
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    Agreed. If the system is building and appears...

    Agreed.

    If the system is building and appears to hold pressure in the process, I default to assuming the seals in the M/C and caliper are ok, and try the "aggressive bleeding".

    If that gives no...
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    Yes...thanks for coming back and letting us know...

    Yes...thanks for coming back and letting us know how this shook out!
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    To Farmall's comment about air rising, I've...

    To Farmall's comment about air rising, I've reverse bled stubborn spongy calipers before. Basically you fill your bleeder tool/syringe/enema bulb or whatever with brake fluid, and connect the bleeder...
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    Sorry, it was right there and I just couldn't...

    Sorry, it was right there and I just couldn't resist. I promise this will be my last reply and I will let this thread die peacefully a second time.
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    When you say "put it all back together", what...

    When you say "put it all back together", what exactly is included in "all"?

    Did you just disconnect the banjo fitting and remove the caliper, or did you go farther up the system? Also, does the...
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    ^^^^^ You were saying...? LOL

    ^^^^^

    You were saying...? LOL
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    There's a number on the website (which is good),...

    There's a number on the website (which is good), and not much else to be found on the interwebs about them. Chopperdirectory confirmed what little l was able to piece together between public...
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    I have nothing of value to add to the discussion,...

    I have nothing of value to add to the discussion, but I agree with you.
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    Depending on the exact year and condition, old VW...

    Depending on the exact year and condition, old VW engines can go for north of $2000.I'm not a buyer at any price, but there could be some value to the components themselves.
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    In fairness, if it runs and has a clear title,...

    In fairness, if it runs and has a clear title, $1500 is a fair anchor to start negotiating price. I wouldn't pay that for it, but at least they didn't list it at a stratospherically unreasonable cost.
  13. It's always gratifying when you can tell some...

    It's always gratifying when you can tell some egotistical bureaucrat to shove it up their ass
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    This hurts me on a deeply personal level

    This hurts me on a deeply personal level
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    Apparently, your fucked up pile of mismatched...

    Apparently, your fucked up pile of mismatched parts is worth more than you know, if you just call it a rat bike106994
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  16. Good for you... seriously! Doesn't sound like...

    Good for you... seriously!

    Doesn't sound like you beat the system so much as you just didn't let the state patrol take it upon themselves to decide they were above it.

    Don't know about today,...
  17. This is what I was thinking. Here in Missouri...

    This is what I was thinking.

    Here in Missouri we have to deal with regular safety inspections as part of the registration requirements. Almost all of us with custom builds have "inspection parts"...
  18. You should be correct that you don't need the...

    You should be correct that you don't need the extra wire. Originally, the ignition key was designed to run the bike without the lights being off or with the lights on depending on the position of the...
  19. Thread: Mso?

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    I wouldn't have a clue what it would take to get...

    I wouldn't have a clue what it would take to get the proper paperwork up there. Down here in the U.S., this is determined at the state level of government. Every state is different, and has a...
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    Second this right here ^^^^ Make a phone call,...

    Second this right here ^^^^

    Make a phone call, or send an email, to whatever government agency is in charge of issuing titles for motor vehicles where you live, tell them exactly what your...
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    Didn't the factory use two different mainshafts...

    Didn't the factory use two different mainshafts for the last few years of the 4 speeds?

    If it has a threaded mainshaft, it should be a simple ordeal. But I believe some of those later 4 speeds...
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    This right here, BlackCloud^^^ It has to be...

    This right here, BlackCloud^^^

    It has to be for you to be worth it, regardless of what direction it's taken because you aren't getting that money back out of it either way. It may take less input...
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    It's not too much original to be blasphemy to...

    It's not too much original to be blasphemy to mess with. It's maybe 80%+ there, but that last 20% would be just as much a pain (possibly more) as a kicker kit, so it really just comes down to the...
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    I totally get it. I'm an absolute sucker for OEM...

    I totally get it. I'm an absolute sucker for OEM of the 70s - early 80s, for the same reason. That square air cleaner is about the most gawtawful design ever, and its no wonder everyone ripped those...
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    THAT ^^^^^ right there is rare as fucking hens...

    THAT ^^^^^ right there is rare as fucking hens teeth! Put that sumbitch in a time capsule!!!
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